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  • "Thanks for everything, Dad!"

    Morgan Johnson, son of Dambusters veteran Johnny Johnson, tells us how he marks Father's Day with his dad.

  • Anthems in the Park 2013

    Britain's Got Talent stars Jonathan and Charlotte will top the bill in Lincolnshire on Saturday 27 July when, for one night only, Royal Air Force College Cranwell opens its doors to the public and becomes the spectacular setting for Anthems in the Park 2013.

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  • Creative fun through Airplay

    Airplay has been providing lots of creative activities for young people in Halton.

  • Celebrating RAF dads this Father's Day

    This Father's Day we're celebrating RAF dads. Lee Cunliffe, a former RAF dog handler, is a dad of four. In this blog he tells us what Father's Day means to him.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund Dambusters fundraising dinner

    On Thursday 6 June we were joined by Dambusters veteran Johnny Johnson and Mary Stopes-Roe, daughter of Barnes Wallis, creator of the Bouncing Bomb, as we commemorated (and celebrated) the 70th anniversary of the Dambuster raid.

  • Hopgood's Courageous Run by Simon Atack
    Hopgood's Courageous Run

    Artist Simon Atack's painting 'Hopgood's Courageous Run' depicts the Lancaster piloted by Flight Lieutenant John 'Hoppy' Hopgood as he made his attack on the Möhne Dam on 16 and 17 May 1943 as part of the daring Dambusters raid.

  • Team RAFBF Spitfire wins best in class at Round the Island race

    Wing Commander Simon Ling leads Team RAFBF Spitfire who recently won best in their class in the famous Round the Island yacht race. Here Simon tells us all about it.

  • Further vandalism to the Bomber Command Memorial

    We are extremely disappointed and saddened that the Bomber Command Memorial has once again been subjected to vandalism. Work is currently underway to remove the graffiti.

  • Lancaster
    Researching the Dambusters raid

    John Sweetman is the author of the recently published book, The Dambusters Experience. Learn about his research into the history of Operation Chastise.

  • Ben Elephant

    The RAF Benevolent would like to introduce you to a very special friend of ours – Ben Elephant.

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